Closing the feedback loop: we need to review journals. In the discussions over ownership and pricing we should not lose sight of the fact that editorial processes at even "good" journals are often quite amateurish. This site might be worth supporting: http://journalreviewer.org/
Does anyone have any advice about how to write NSF fellowship activity reports, particularly the 2-3 paragraph summary of activities? I'm just not sure what constitutes a good response or what's on the line.
This is a researchy internship (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/stationq/). I guess the bigger problem is that I don't even have any upcoming research problems that I'd like to tackle. I'm just interested in stuff, including the stuff that happens at Station Q.
Bret Victor has some very interesting prototypes of coding environments in his article "Learnable Programming". Can anyone say what tools they'd use to go about producing similar prototypes? They look like they might be done using processing, but I'm really not sure, and I'm very curious.
After my qualifying exam I dumped the questions I was asked to the MGSA wiki, http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~mgsa/wiki/Qualifying_Exam (even that took some effort for me to reconstruct). From the looks of those pages I will have been one of the last to do this; glad to see an even richer form of the practice resurgent.